It’s been 35 days since my last post. Way too long I hear you saying but it’s not without good reason. The editing process is tedious. After a professional editor’s review of the first five chapters, I printed the entire novel and then manually went through it, making changes and corrections based on her feedback. I followed this up, by updating and then editing the original, digital manuscript another couple of times. Whew!
You soon come to realise that editing is a never-ending task. Each time you look at a paragraph, you see a way to change it, make it better. The time finally comes when you say to yourself: OK. This is it. This is the best that I can do. I know it will never be Shakespeare and there will always be room for improvement, but I’m happy to have completed my first 100,000 word novel.
Next steps? Self-Publishing via Amazon. It’s the fastest-growing form of publishing and it’s cost-effective. (See attached stats). I’m also using an on-demand digital printer to produce paperbacks.